The Almeida Theatre is a 325-seat theatre in Islington, London.
The theatre produces a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world's best artists, and has developed a reputation as a local theatre with a world-class profile.
Almeida Projects links the theatre's work with the local community, while the annual Almeida Festival celebrates the best of new and international theatre bringing fresh voices to the Almeida stage.
Ruper Goold is the new Artistic Director of the Almeida, starting in August 2013. Previous Artistic Directors of the Almeida Theatre Company are Michael Attenborough (2002-March 2013), Jonathan Kent and Ian McDiarmid (1990-2002) and Pierre Audi (1980-1990).
Supported using public money by Arts Council England, the theatre fundraises £1.3 million annually which, combined with ticket sales, contributes to its £4.2 million turnover.
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Almeida StreetIslingtonLondonN1 1TA
- +44 20 7359 4404
This little theatre in Islington is producing some really great plays. I have seen two so far and I will go back to see more. It has roughly the same size as the Donmar Warehouse theatre, but it looks much better on the inside. Also attached to it is a nice bar and a little cafe.more
The Almeida building was originally a Salvation Army citadel, but these days it comes off more like a boutique monastery. Wearing its contemplation in tasteful metal greys, big glass doors connect street and open-plan foyer (water is free, but un-iced), the atmosphere is one of an unfussy civic religiosity. Posh, but unprepossessing enough to suggest surprise - it's a theatre afterall, and...more
It was exciting to see that the Almeida is still going strong, and perhaps entering an even more adventurous phase, when I returned here during a recent re-visit to London.
I attended the theatre several times between 2004 and 2007, and the plays offered strong casts (Eileen Atkins and Imelda Staunton were probably the most notable names I saw live) but not especially challenging dramatic...more
I had no idea there was a full theatre in Angel, especially one with shows that match anything in the West End. But here's the Almeida Theatre and here I am impressed.
it's smallish, seating only about 300 or so on two levels. However, there really isn't a bad seat in the house, having sat in the upstairs area in literally the last row and still being able to see and hear everything...more
I have been to the last 6 plays which have been staged at the Almeida and am booked in for the next 3 so I guess you could call me a fan. Why? Well as always ther are a combination of reasons:
- excellent productions: the Almeida stages a wide variety of plays but the one thing thy have in common is excellence in terms of the play itself as well as the acting and sets.
- intimate theatre:...more